Obituary published June 26, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Frances Marie Jacobi, 72, of Wellsville, passed away at 5:43 P.M., Monday, June 24, 2013, at her home, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M., with a Prayer Service at 4:00 P.M., (today) Wednesday, June 26th at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 27th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg. Father Greg Oligschlaeger and Father William Debo will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, south of Martinsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Angel, Marty Canterbury, Dennis Jacobi, Bill Oltmer, Jacob Walton and David Yelton.
Frances was born November 8, 1940, in Mexico, Missouri, a daughter of Roger Ellis Eckler, Sr. and Katherine Elizabeth Schumann Eckler.
She was a 1958 graduate of Wellsville-Middletown R-1 High School. She continued her education, attending Sanford Brown Business School in St. Louis.
On May 12, 1962, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg, she married George William Jacobi, sharing 51 years together.
Frances and George have lived at their present address since July 4, 1972 and Frances had lived in Wellsville all of her life.
She was a homemaker and housewife. Frances had previously worked at Burwell's Department Store as a retail clerk and Argent's Jewelry Store. She had also been a babysitter. After attending Sanford Brown, she worked in St. Louis as a bookkeeper for 1 ½ years at Household Finance.
Frances was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Wellsville, where she was a member of the Catholic Women's Organization. She was also a former member of Jaycettes. Frances volunteered in numerous ways throughout the community.
She enjoyed being on the computer, reading, walking, going to the boat and having porch parties with the girls. Most of all, she enjoyed the time she got to spend with her grandchildren. She had attended many family sporting events over the years.
Frances is survived by her husband, George William Jacobi, of the home in Wellsville; daughter, Connie Sue Andrews and husband, Walter, of Jefferson City; sons, Kenneth William "Kenny" Jacobi and wife, Karen, of Auxvasse and Patrick Michael "Pat" Jacobi and wife, Jessica, of Mexico; seven grandchildren, Kaylea Elizabeth Jacobi, of Auxvasse, Megan Elizabeth Bell and husband, Lee, of Bourbon, Joshua Michael Montague and Jace William Jacobi, both of Auxvasse, Jordan Michael Jacobi, of Columbia, Brady Aaron Jacobi and Jake Deitrich Jacobi, both of Mexico; sisters and brother and their spouses, Marjorie May "Margie" Yelton, of Moberly, Harold Thomas "Tom" and Barb Eckler, of Middletown, Katherine Maxine and Orville Welker, of Buell and Glenda Sue and Jimmie Angel, of Mexico; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Eckler, of Wellsville; brother-in-law, Carl Porter, of Montgomery City; very special friends that Frances and The Jacobi Family considered as members of their extended family, Stephanie and Jacob Walton and Marty, Carol, Morgan and Mitchell Canterbury; in addition to many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roger Ellis Eckler, Jr.; sister, Dorothy Jean Porter and brother-in-law, Earl Yelton.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic School in Martinsburg or St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz.